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California’s High Speed Rail slowed to a crawl

The California High Speed Rail has hit several more snags due to two court rulings by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny on November 25. “The Judge’s ruling will prevent the [California High-Speed Rail] Authority from spending bond measure funds for construction until the funding plan is brought into compliance,” said Michael Brady co- lead Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Still Going Nowhere

Yesterday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testified at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on California high-speed rail. On the occasion of his 67th birthday, Mr. LaHood pressed lawmakers to release funding for the controversial train to nowhere. We’ve written on this subject on a number of occasions. The high-speed rail project, once estimated to cost Continue Reading

California High Speed Rail Plan is Delusional

“High Speed Rail Plan is Delusional”, so said a June 8th editorial in the Mercury News, one of the California Bay Area’s most influential newspapers. With all of California’s many financial woes, Governor Jerry Brown and the supporters of high speed rail continue to push for spending $68 billion in taxpayer dollars for this  boondoggle. Does Continue Reading

Is This Trip Necessary? The Fight over High-Speed Rail

Is This Trip Necessary?  The Fight over High-Speed Rail The Obama Administration has drawn a line in the sand on the issue of high-speed rail. In recent testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood heatedly stated, “We will not be dissuaded by the naysayers and the critics.” He was replying Continue Reading

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